At first it sounded great to this Oklahoma Rancher, until I actually took the time to read the language. Not only was it too vaguely written, but I also started to see the red flags.
“Section 38. To protect agriculture as a vital sector of Oklahoma’s economy, which provides food, energy, health benefits, and security and is the foundation and stabilizing force of Oklahoma’s economy, the rights of citizens and lawful residents of Oklahoma to engage in farming and ranching practices shall be forever guaranteed in this state. The Legislature shall pass no law which abridges the right of citizens and lawful residents of Oklahoma to employ agricultural technology and livestock production and ranching practices without a compelling state interest.Nothing in this section shall be construed to modify any provision of common law or statutes relating to trespass, eminent domain, dominance of mineral interests, easements, rights of way or any other property rights. Nothing in this section shall be construed to modify or affect any statute or ordinance enacted by the Legislature or any political subdivision prior to December 31, 2014.”
Also, the measure would hamper if not prevent the Oklahoma Farmer and Rancher from taking legal recourse against a major ag corporation if their property, water, crops, or livestock are harmed by the corporation’s farming practice. To add fuel to this fire, OUR water was made a “Compelling State Interest” with the passage of HB 2446 this last legislative session as a bone thrown to the leftist groups in an attempt to get them on board with 777. *4
My point is, while we haven’t had any negative effects by the infamous HSUS in Oklahoma who oppose 777, Life and our freedoms have taken a huge hit from the infamous State Chamber, who apparently is the huge reason we have 777 on the ballot in Oklahoma.
pursuit of happiness, and the enjoyment of the gains of their own industry.” *3
So Governor Fallin (Bloody Mary) vetoed legislation today which would have made it a felony for a doctor to murder an unborn baby, vetoed a bill which would have allowed property owners day or night to kill feral hogs and vetoed a gun rights bill. Bloody Mary values the lives of wild pigs over innocent unborn children.
If Oklahoma is the Reddest state in the nation, it’s not because of a Republican Super Majority it’s due to the blood of innocent unborn children!
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I am very pleased to endorse Randy Brogdon for Oklahoma Republican Party State Chair! I have known Randy and Donna for many years and am blessed to count them both friends.
I remember my Dad and I sat down with then Senator Randy Brogdon quite a few years ago and visited on the criteria he used on considering legislation dealing with issues he may not be familiar with. I remember Randy’s response. Randy said he would look at it as any issue and would ask one question; “Does the legislation take away freedom or give freedom to the issue or individual it is dealing with?”
Following Randy for many years I have always been impressed with his willingness to listen and work with others rather than bulldozing through to accomplish a goal.
I believe it is vital that our next State Chairman has the important quality a leader needs—listening. Randy strongly believes that our Republican Party is built by the Grassroots from the bottom up, not to be run from the top down.
I encourage fellow delegates to the Oklahoma Republican State Convention this Saturday to join me in casting their ballot for Randy Brogdon as our next Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman.
Kenny Bob Tapp
Past Cimarron Co. Republican Chairman
2012 Republican National Delegate
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I would like to thank first and foremost, my Master Yahshuah Messiah (Jesus Christ) for His provision and grace in this journey. Thank you to my Family and Friends who have been there from the beginning and who poured in their resources, all their hearts and energy. I am very grateful tothe amazing grassroots army of volunteers who have poured in their resources, time, making calls, knocking doors and so much more.
I am privileged and honored to have served side by side with you in this battle for Liberty and our rural way of life. I am looking forward to continuing to do so!
I am proud of this campaign and it’s volunteers for staying above reproach and running clean across the finish line.
This journey has just begun!
In Life and Liberty,
“Your VOTE will count tomorrow, Tuesday, August 26th in the runoff!
Since making it to the runoff, I have been asked by many, “What sets you apart from your opponent?”
Since announcing and running for this seat for over a year, now, I have vowed to keep the oath to protect and defend the Constitution and the Constitution of Oklahoma as your legislator. I’ve stated many times, that “you might not like what I say, but I will always tell you the truth.” I have never told anyone during my visits with folks what I think they want to hear.
All the endorsements that I have announced have been actual endorsements; I have not “implied” anything written or in print that is not verifiable. My ads have ALL been approved by me so that you, the citizens of District 61 wouldn’t and couldn’t be deceived by a hired spin-doctor or wordsmith.
My real life experience as a rancher, oil-field worker, and roust about has helped to define the importance of common sense and good judgment in everyday life.
As a young, energetic man, I have worked within the Oklahoma Grassroots for 8 years. We have gained ground in our efforts to fight for the Right to Life of the unborn (Personhood) in which more work needs to be done. I’ve worked, at the grassroots level, to preserve property rights. My service within the Oklahoma Republican Party as Cimarron County Chair, has afforded me the opportunity to work and build relationships with other legislators, watch the process at the Capitol, and understand the proper role of government. I am equipped to hit the ground running on day one, to represent the needs of District 61.
I support Constitutional Carry and have received the endorsement of the Oklahoma 2nd Amendment Association. I am a member in good standing of Gunowners of America.
I support the complete elimination of the Oklahoma Income Tax by eliminating spending that does not benefit the state as a whole. Returning our spending level to below 2003 spending levels will provide for full repeal without raising property taxes.
I am not endorsed by the State Chamber of Commerce and the tall building crowd that promotes our dollars being spent on OKC projects such as the Indian Cultural Center, while ignoring Western Oklahoma and the Panhandle. I believe to truly keep the Panhandle and Western Oklahoma RELEVANT, our next representative must steer clear of “dark money” front groups with their strings attached. Those strings will only serve to strangle our family values and rural lifestyle.
I believe the choice is clear. The honor of receiving your vote Tuesday, August 26th is a vote for regular folks and against the status quo.
Don’t be deceived by rumors and innuendo being floated on my actual positions on many issues. If you have questions, you can reach me on my cell phone (580) 516-1907, leave a message if need be and I will call you back.”
Kenny Bob Tapp
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House District 61 – KENNY BOB TAPP – This district takes in the Panhandle and even some farther east. OCPAC endorsed Kenny Bob, a fellow I have known for several years now along with the rest of his “salt of the earth” family. Again another solid conservative who has been campaigning for a long time in this spread out district. His opponent sent in his survey and I have had a conversation with him. He appears fairly conservative, but who knows if he gets elected? The thing that concerns me is that he is being backed by the State Chamber. It is big money against a true grass roots conservative. I know what we have in Kenny Bob Tapp and he would be a strong conservative in the legislature.
Kenny Bob Tapp said: “I am very honored to receive the endorsement of Sen. Nathan Dahm and I look forward to working with him. Sen. Dahm has championed our rural values from fighting for the life of the unborn, private property rights, and the rights of self-defense of one’s person.”
The entire campaign is so very pleased to have received this personal endorsement from Senator Nathan Dahm.
“I am honored to support Kenny Bob Tapp in his campaign for State Representative. Having worked with him for years in the Republican Party, I know he will stand strong for our values. When I had the privilege of being the commencement speaker at a graduation last year in the Panhandle, I could sense the values and principles of the area. Kenny Bob was also there, and I know he will bring those same values and principles as your representative in the State House. I encourage you to vote for Kenny Bob Tapp on August 26th.”